It was not 'the Catholic Church' that failed to protect children from clerical predators, writes Thomas Reese SJ. It was Catholic bishops and superiors.

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'Synodality' - for many the future shape of the Church - to be unpacked in Armagh on 19th January, 2019 - by Fr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

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Against a background of deep division among bishops, Cardinal Reinhard Marx forecasts turmoil over 'tradition' in 2019.

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'A Living Fabric has Come Undone...' "In recent years, the Church in the United States has been shaken by various scandals that have gravely affected its credibility..."

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Marie Collins speaking on 'How Pope Francis and the heads of Bishops’ conferences might tackle the clerical abuse scandal'

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'The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better' Fr. Richard Rohr - Emerging Church ...statistically Catholicism is still the biggest religion.

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"Starting out, I never dreamed I would fall foul of Rome." Fr Gerry Moloney tells of his disillusionment with an institution that acts unjustly.

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“The homeless and housing crisis is the biggest social problem that Ireland has faced in a generation,” argues Fr. Peter McVerry SJ. He calls for support...

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How Pope Francis stays happy in spite of criticism - and what he said about clericalism to Irish Jesuits on August 25th, 2018.

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Respected Catholic commentator, John Allen, believes that the February 2019 summit of bishops in Rome could be critical for the present papacy.

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